May 11, 2008
Ok - bad thoughts. N o t g o o d. Remember, they are just thoughts, nothing more. We are so distracted by believing that our thoughts are real and that they are reality. Can you touch them? Take them by the hand and go for a walk to enjoy just the beauty of the day? You can't even hold them up to the light like a beautiful flower or a rock to take a closer look and marvel at the beauty of their being.
Thoughts are only that voice you hear in your head that take you away from the reality of the moment. Once we step back and are able to separate out thoughts from reality life becomes completely different because of that awareness of thought versus what is real, tangible, concrete, touchable.
I strive to have no judgment or criticisms for those around me and work hard to live without them on a daily basis, especially the ones I have for myself which tend to be the harshest. It has been easier lately since becoming more conscious of my thoughts versus what is - Thoughts tend to have two characteristics. Those based on dwelling in the past and those that fear the future based on dwelling in the past; creating reactionary thinking and responses to the world around us. If one can step away and determine what kind of thoughts we are having; reactionary or marveling at the moment then we can begin to be in the moment, the real world. Once we can recognize our "thinking self" we add a new dimension and awareness about life.
Thoughts versus what is real, tangible; able to be held, touched, the ability to live life in the now begins with that added dimension of awareness. Thoughts loose their power over us once we become aware of them as only that, what we tell ourselves based upon the past and the fear or wants for the future. Freedom and life suddenly takes on a new meaning.